With lehengas and saris becoming a regular choice for wedding festivities, we recommend thinking beyond the usual — opt for anarkalis, and an engagement ceremony is the perfect occasion for this silhouette. Go traditional in red and gold, adopt floral patterns, or pick unconventional hues like black and purple — there’s a lot to choose from. For inspiration, we round up how actors are sporting and acing the look.
Sonam Kapoor in Masaba Gupta
Red and gold is a perfect combination for engagement ceremonies. This Masaba Gupta voluminous flared anarkali on Sonam Kapoor is goals. However, we suggest veering away from heavy jewellery with an outfit as decadent as this.
Diana Penty in Manish Malhotra
Opting for unorthodox hues is key. This Manish Malhotra floor-length anarkali on Diana Penty, paired with an exquisite floral dupatta, is a winning look for an engagement. Pair it with a beautiful choker.
Tamannaah Bhatia in Rimple and Harpreet Narula
If it’s your engagement, go all out. This black and gold Rimple and Harpreet Narula anarkali on Tamannaah Bhatia is the right kind of colour fusion to stand out.
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Alia Bhatt in Anamika Khanna
Leave it to ace couturier Anamika Khanna for major anarkali inspiration. The heavy embroideries at the flares makes this piece exquisite, while the colour purple brings in the edge.
Kajol in Manish Malhotra
We love this Manish Malhotra sequinned ensemble and its scalloped dupatta. The idea is to go minimal with the jewellery.
Sonakshi Sinha in Anita Dongre
If you are looking for something experimental, this Anita Dongre sleeveless jacket anarkali is the look. Also, veer away from everything floral — this crane-inspired embroidery is major.
Kriti Sanon in Tarun Tahiliani
Mid-length anarkalis for engagements with shararas? Go for it! This white and beige Tarun Tahiliani ensemble on Kriti Sanon is perfect for a summer engagement.
Priyanka Chopra in Anushree Reddy
Tones of white, creams, and metallics make for a perfect engagement look. Who better than Priyanka Chopra in this Anushree Reddy ensemble to school us? Besides its intricate embroidery, we love the tulle infusions peaking from the hemline.